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  • Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked...

  • US military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader. Al-Shabab had attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi,...

  • Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31

    CAIRO (AP) — Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said Tuesday. The fighting erupted late on Monday, with forces and fighter jets belonging to Gen....

  • Gunmen in Tunisia attempt to kill politician

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A secular Tunisian parliamentarian narrowly escaped assassination by six masked gunmen who surrounded his home early Tuesday in a city near the Algerian border, the Interior Ministry said. The attack came less than two months before fiercely competitive parliamentary...

  • Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

    BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops,...

  • Political campaigns are watching you watch TV

    New technology allows campaign organizations to buy ad time during the TV programs that are most watched by voters they want to reach.

  • In governors' races, GOP struggles

    Late summer polling suggests Republican governors seeking re-election not only won't ride a GOP wave to victory, they may even be crushed.

  • Right fumes as business supports Obama's immigration executive action

    "Increasing the legal labor workforce is something we are going to support nine times out of 10," said Angelo Amador, vice president of labor and workforce policy at the National Restaurant Association.

  • MetLife in the dark as 'too big to fail' label looms

    For more than a year, a regulatory super-group has investigated whether MetLife poses a systemic risk to the financial system if it fails, the way that insurer AIG did in the 2008 crisis.

  • Billions in U.S. aid can't be accounted for by Afghan officials

    The U.S. has struggled with the corruption in Afghanistan's government over the past 13 years, including having millions of dollars being diverted to the Taliban.

  • Harry Reid's anti-Koch crusade eats up precious Senate time

    If you're sick of cynicism in politics, you might want to avert your eyes from the Senate for the next few weeks.

  • Obama pushes minimum wage in Wisconsin trip

    A deeply polarized state, Wisconsin has been the epicenter of a major fight in recent years over the power of government workers' unions with a highly competitive governor's race this fall.

  • IRS scandal needs a special prosecutor

    Last summer, Obama had called the IRS scandal "inexcusable" and forced the head of the IRS to resign. How times change.

  • Big Labor: Eat only 'union-made' for Labor Day BBQ

    Make that Labor Day barbecue a union-made feast, says the AFL-CIO, which provides a list of labor-made hot dogs, beer and ice cream.



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